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Dear Customer, I am very sorry to learn of this situation. Unfortunately, these matters are highly fact dependent (meaning it requires a review of your facts and circumstances in order to better advise you on what your rights and arguments are.
Furthermore, dealing with the bureaucracy of DHS and the probate court is overwhelming for most.
If you really want to get custody of your grandchildren, go hire a lawyer. (I know customers don't come here to be told this, but I also want to tell you what the best possible option you have to get custody of these two young children will be, anything less would be a disservice to you).
You can find local attorneys using the State and local Bar Association directories, or private directories such as www.AVVO.com; www.FindLaw.com; or www.Martindale.com (I personally find www.AVVO.com to be the most user friendly).
The sooner you hire your own attorney, the better the chance of getting a guardianship, and perhaps adoption order for these children.